22.04.2011

Bank announces 1Q 2011 results under the Russian accounting standards (RAS)

Bank Saint Petersburg summarized its performance for 1Q 2011 under RAS*.

Financial highlights for 1Q 2011 under RAS

- Net Income for 1Q 2011 increased 4.2 times compared with 1Q 2010 result and amounted to RUB 1.4 billion;

- During first three months of 2011 the Bank’s loan portfolio increased by 5.0% to RUB 206.6 billion;

- In 1Q 2011, the provision charge decreased to RUB 846 million from RUB 2.6 billion for 1Q 2010.

As at April 1, 2011, Bank Saint Petersburg was ranked 15th in terms of retail deposits and 16th in terms of assets among the Russian banks (Interfax ranking). As at April 1, 2011, the number of cards issued by the Bank reached 700 thousand; the Bank’s card network comprised of 472 ATMs. Today, the Bank provides services to more than 1 million individuals and 35 thousand corporates. As at April 1, 2011, Internet-Bank was actively used by 86 thousand clients.

Net Interest Income for 1Q 2011 amounted to RUB 2.9 billion (-1.6% compared with 1Q 2010) due to negative interest rates dynamics. Net Fee and Commission Income for 1Q 2011 increased by 16.3% compared with 1Q 2010 and amounted to RUB 394.5 million. Profit before Tax for 1Q 2011 amounted to RUB 1.9 billion (+226.5% compared to 1Q 2010). Net Income for 1Q 2011 amounted to RUB 1.4 billion (+329.0% compared with 1Q 2010); the increase resulted mainly from decrease in provisioning.

During 1Q 2011 Bank’s assets increased by 3.8% to RUB 281.9 billion compared with RUB 271.6 billion as at January 1, 2010.

Liabilities. As at April 1, 2011 customer accounts amounted to RUB 215.4 billion (-0.6% compared with January 1, 2011; +22.6% compared with April 1, 2010). As at April 1, 2011, the corporate customer accounts amounted to RUB 145.0 billion (-0.2% compared with January 1, 2011; +26.9% compared with April 1, 2010). Retail customer accounts amounted to RUB 70.4 billion (-1.4% compared with January 1, 2011; +14.7% compared with April 1, 2010).

As at April 1, 2011, Bank’s total capital calculated under the CBR regulations amounted to RUB 34.5 billion (+2.2% compared with January 1, 2011). As a result the capital adequacy as at April 1, 2011 amounted to 12.3% provided the required regulatory minimum is 10%.

Loan portfolio. The loan portfolio grew by 5.0% to RUB 206.6 billion from RUB 196.8 billion as at January 1, 2011. Corporate loan portfolio grew by 5.5% to RUB 188.3 billion; retail loan portfolio grew by 0.7% to RUB 18.3 billion.
Provisions amounted to RUB 20.0 billion (+4.1% compared with January 1, 2011). Provisions to loans ratio amounted to 9.69%. In 1Q 2011, the provision charge decreased to RUB 846.2 million from RUB 2.6 billion for 1Q 2010; as at April 1, 2011, the share of the overdue loans amounted to 4.48%; the level of coverage of the overdue loans by provisions amounted to 216.4%.

Financial statements under RAS are available on the Bank’s website.